Ensemble Resonanz’s Offbeat series, curated by Lisa Stepf, is a chance for the ensemble to put its interests and abilities in the hands of friends and collaborators from the city. These interactions result in unusual formats and evenings: engaging themes are subject to experimentation and exploration. Musical readings, meditations on Mahler’s last Symphony, a music trivia night, and the big questions of life—Offbeat is an open laboratory for new ways of listening, hearing, being.